BIZ BRIEFS : Vehicle strike in Lanka

COLOMBO: Private passenger transport services in Sri Lanka were paralysed on Tuesday due to a strike by operators who are demanding the government withdraw a new fine system imposed in a bid to minimise the country’s road accidents. Drivers of private passenger buses,

school and office transport services, taxies and containers kept away from the roads demanding that the government differ the fine system under which penalties have been increased by more than 100 per cent.